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String Art

Mela Abesamis: Travel Calligraphy String Art

DMC Philippines

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Materials: 

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  • 6 Balls of Natura (different colors)
  • Hammer
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pliers (Optional)
  • Scissors
  • Drill pen (Optional)
  • 8"x15" wood, 15-20 mm thickness
  • Paper
  • Masking Tape
  • Bunch of Nails

Step 1: Draw the calligraphy design on the paper. Using a pencil and ruler, mark the design with equally-spaced apart dots to serve as your guide in placing the nails. 1cm apart is ideal.

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Step 2:  Place the design on top of the wood (make sure it is at the center) using any tape.

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Step 3: Use a pen drill (if available) to help you make small holes on your dotted marks. If a drill is not available, you may use a hammer and a nail to slightly punch each dot first to be your guide in putting the nails after.

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Step 4: After completing the marking, slowly remove the paper. 

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Step 5:  Start hammering (1/2 or 1/3 of the nail should be buried, adjust depending on wood thickness) the nails on the dots one by one. Use a pair of pliers to help you put the nails in place while hammering. Leave enough space on top of the nails for stringing.

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Step 6-8: Tie one end of the Natura ball to a nail using a square knot. When tying, remember to leave at least an inch in one end as you will be ending your stringing at the same nail. 

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Step 9: Work your way through the nails, with just the first letter. Wrap the string tightly around each nail. 

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Step 10 and 11: Once the string has passed through all the nails twice or more, you can now go back to the first nail and make a square knot twice, together with the remaining end of the thread.

 Cut the excess thread after. Then repeat steps F to K for the remaining letters of the travel calligraphy string art. One Natura ball for each letter to create a rainbow colored letters effect.

Cut the excess thread after. Then repeat steps F to K for the remaining letters of the travel calligraphy string art. One Natura ball for each letter to create a rainbow colored letters effect.

Step 12: Your travel calligraphy string art is now complete! 

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Cez Ciruela: DIY Rounded Tassel Earring

DMC Philippines

What's more fun than making your own Tassel Earrings?! Since tassels are everywhere, why don't you try and DIY your own tassel earrings. 

Art.117 Embroidery Floss is made from the best quality materials in the world, all threads are 100% colorfast and fade resistant available in DMC Creative World Concept Store. 

Mela Abesamis: Rocketship String Art

DMC Philippines

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Materials:

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  • Hammer
  • 2 balls of Natura (different colors)
  • 4 pcs Art. 117 (three different colors, one color will double)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pliers (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Drill pen (optional)
  • 8" x 8" wood, 15-20 mm thickness
  • Paper with design
  • Tape (masking or washi will do)
  • Bunch of nails

Step 1: Using a pencil and ruler, mark the design with equally-spaced apart dots to serve as your guide in placing the nails. 1cm apart is ideal.

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Step 2: Place the design on top of the wood (make sure it is at the center) using any tape.

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Step 3: Use a pen drill (if available) to help you make small holes on your dotted marks. If a drill is not available, you may use a hammer and a nail to slightly punch each dot first to be your guide in putting the nails after.

Step 4: After completing the marking, slowly remove the paper. 

Step 5: Start hammering (1/2 or 1/3 of the nail should be buried, adjust depending on wood thickness) the nails on the dots one by one. Use a pair of pliers to help you put the nails in place while hammering. Leave enough space on top of the nails for stringing.

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Step 6: When all nails have been hammered down, start stringing. You may start with the rocket ship’s body. Use one natura ball (any color of your choice) for this.

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Step 7 and 8: Tie one end of the Natura ball to a nail using a square knot. When tying, remember to leave at least an inch in one end as you will be ending your stringing at the same nail. 

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Step 9: Work your way through the nails. Wrap the string tightly around each nail. 

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Step 10 to 12: Once the string has passed through all the nails twice or more, you can now go back to the first nail and make a square knot twice, together with the remaining end of the thread.

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Step 13: Cut the excess thread after. 

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Step 14: Repeat steps 7 to 14 for the remaining parts of the rocket ship. Use the Art. 117 for the smaller parts, and Natura for the bigger parts.

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Step 15:Your rocket ship string art is now complete!

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Mela Abesamis: Travel Icon String Art

DMC Philippines

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Materials:

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  • 3 balls of Natura (different colors) 
  • Hammer
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pliers (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Drill pen (optional)
  • 10" x 10" wood, 15-20 mm thickness
  • Paper with design
  • Masking tape
  • Bunch of nails

Step 1: Using a pencil and ruler, mark the design with equally-spaced apart dots to serve as your guide in placing the nails. 1cm apart is ideal.

Step 2: Place the design on top of the wood (make sure it is at the center) using a masking tape.

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Step 3: Use a pen drill (if available) to help you make small holes on your dotted marks. If a drill is not available, you may use a hammer and a nail to slightly punch each dot first to be your guide in putting the nails after.

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Step 4: After completing the marking, slowly remove the paper. 

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Step 5: Start hammering (1/2 or 1/3 of the nail should be buried, adjust depending on wood thickness) the nails on the dots one by one. Use a pair of pliers to help you put the nails in place while hammering. Leave enough space on top of the nails for stringing.

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Step 6 and 7: When all nails have been hammered down, start stringing. One travel icon is equal to one different colored Natura ball.

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Step 8 and 9: Start from one travel icon. Tie one end of the Natura ball to a nail using a square knot. When tying, remember to leave at least an inch in one end as you will be ending your stringing at the same nail. 

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Step 10: Work your way through the nails. Wrap the string tightly around each nail. 

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Step 11: Once the string has passed through all the nails twice or more, you can now go back to the first nail and make a square knot twice, together with the remaining end of the thread.

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Step 12: Cut the excess thread after. Repeat steps H to K for the remaining travel icons. 

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Step 13: Your travel icons string art is now complete! 

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Kim Tendido: Dreamcatcher Wall Hanging

DMC Philippines

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Materials:

  • DMC Hooked Zpagetti (any color)
  • Dreamcatcher Hoop Size 10
  • Scissors
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STEP 1: Cut 12 pieces of DMC Zpagetti with 3 meters legth.

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STEP 2: Using the Lark’s Head Knot Technique, loop the 12 cords into the hoop. Make sure the ends match up so they are even.

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STEP 3: Make a double half hitch following the shape of the hoop.

STEP 4:Create a V-Shaped pattern using the square knot Technique.

 Noted:  *Using the strand of yarn that is furthest to the left (holding cord), place it horizontally over (from left to right) all other strands (working cords).   *Progressing from left to right, tie double half hitches with the remaining working cord to get a row of knots. 

Noted:

*Using the strand of yarn that is furthest to the left (holding cord), place it horizontally over (from left to right) all other strands (working cords). 

*Progressing from left to right, tie double half hitches with the remaining working cord to get a row of knots. 

STEP 5: Make another diagonal double half hitch.

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STEP 6: Make another 3 diamond pattern using the double half hitch. (biggest to smallest)

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STEP 7: Lastly, wrap around the cords unto the hoop to enclose your design. You may cut the fringe into V-shape or inverted V-shape depending on you.

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Kim Tendido: Macrame Plant Hanger

DMC Philippines

A unique plant hanging using DMC Hooked Zpagetti. Are you a plant lover and a crafter? If yes, this tutorial is perfect for you. Check out this video by our DMC Artisan, Kim Tendido! DMC Hooked Zpagetti comes from recycled high-quality fashion fabrics from European textile manufacturers. This is the ultimate jumbo t-shirt yarn for crochet and knitting needs.

Available in various colors at our online shop, DMC Creative world and other retail stores nationwide.

Mela Abesamis: String Art Inverted Tree

DMC Philippines

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Materials Needed:

  • 2 balls of Natura (any color)
  • Hammer
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pliers (Optional)
  • Scissors
  • Drill Pen (Optional)
  • 15" x15" wood, 15-20mm thickness
  • Bunch of Nails

Step 1: For the border: Mark 1/2 inches from all sides of the board (left, right, top, and bottom). You may draw a line to serve as a guide in plotting the dots for the nails.

Step 2: For the tree: Find the bottom center of the board, starting from the 1/2 mark of the border. Mark it with a dot. Then start drawing (lightly) the trunk of the tree, followed by the whole drawing.

Step 3: Using a pencil and ruler, mark the borders with equally-spaced apart dots to serve as your guide in placing the nails. 1cm apart is ideal. You may mark the tree outline as well.

Step 4: Use a pen drill (if available) to help you make small holes on your dotted marks. If a drill is not available, proceed to number 6.

Step 5: (Optional) You may use an eraser to remove pencil marks on the board.

Step 6: Start hammering (1/2 or 1/3 of the nail should be buried, adjust depending on wood thickness) the nails on the dots one by one. Use a pair of pliers to help you put the nails in place while hammering. Leave enough space on top of the nails for stringing.

Step 7: When all nails have been hammered down, start stringing. Get one Natura ball and tie one end to a nail using a square knot. When tying, remember to leave at least an inch in one end as you will be ending your stringing at the same nail. 

Step 8: Work your way through the nails. Wrap the string tightly around each nail. 

Step 9:Once the string has passed through all the nails twice or more, you can now go back to the first nail and make a square knot twice, together with the remaining end of the thread. If in any case you ran out of thread, you may use another ball of the same color. Just find another nail to tie the first knot.

Step 10: Cut the excess thread after.

Step 11: Your tree silhouette string art is now complete!

Diane Agujo: How to Make Fishtail Braided Bracelet

DMC Philippines

Coloris is a gorgeous 6 stranded cotton embroidery thread featuring four distinct DMC colours in a single skein. The contrasting colours in each skein are carefully selected to create a sophisticated palette and an intricate design when stitched - with no need to switch threads.
 

Kim Tendido: How to Make Macrame Wall Hanging

DMC Philippines

Kim Tendido is a recent graduate of Mapua Institute of Technology with a course in Multimedia Arts and Science. Not only is she passionate in video editing but is also gifted in the line of arts and crafts.

"Since my line of work involves digital platforms I wanted to do something that is not computer related during my day off, so I looked for a craft that I'll enjoy and at the same time can help me challenge my creativity. And that's when I became interested in doing Macrame. "

Macrame is a creative form of yarn knotting to make decorative patterns and styles. In the year 2015, Kim decided to open her online shop Makrama Wall Hanging in Facebook and Instagram, where she showcases all of her finished works.  

"Since I started joining bazaars, I gained more friends and met fellow crafters. I really couldn't believe how crafting changed my life"

- Kim Tendido